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Nocardiosis in Wikipedia

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This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nocardiosis". (Source - Retrieved 2006-09-07 14:23:02 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocardiosis)

Introduction

Nocardiosis is an infectious disease affecting either the lungs (pulmonary nocardiosis) or the whole body (systemic nocardiosis). It is due to infection by either Nocardia asteroides or Nocardia brasiliensis. The risk is greatly increased by immune suppression.

Identification

Nocardia is a partially acid-fast organism. It was discovered by French veterinarian and microbiologist Edmond Nocard.

Symptoms

X-Ray

Treatment

  • Co-trimoxazole
  • Surgical resection and drainage


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